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Estate Road 2 carriageway and footway reconstruction – project update

4:52 pm, Friday, 23rd October 2020 - 1 month ago

General

Works are continuing to reconstruct the carriageway and footway between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 6, on Estate Road 2.

The previously announced road closure between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 5 has been extended and will be in place until Friday 30 October.

Unfortunately, nearby electrical works being carried out by McCann Ltd to install a variable message sign (VMS) on Pyewipe roundabout have been delayed due to COVID-19 supply chain issues with the contractor. This extension allows for the electrical works to take place across Estate Road 2 and for the required equipment to arrive.

The road between Pyewipe roundabout and Estate Road 5 will be reopened from Saturday 31 October.

Engineers are working closely with the contractors and their supply chain, but the reopening will be subject to the delivery of the equipment and subject to change. This is something the council and ENGIE are unable to influence but continue to support where possible. Should this date change, we will make you aware of the revised programme.

To support nearby businesses, a further change to the traffic management will include the removal of the planned temporary one-way system. From Monday 2 November, a priority system with temporary traffic signals will be put in place allowing two-way traffic to be maintained. The contractor will work in small sections at a time using cones and barriers between Estate Road 5 and Estate Road 6. This traffic management will remain in place for the remainder of the year as works are progressed.

To progress the works between Pyewipe roundabout and before the Estate Road 6 junction, engineers are also planning for a full weekend road closure. This will be in place from 6pm on Friday 6 November until 5am on Monday 9 November.

This closure will allow for the deeper carriageway resurfacing to take place in preparation for the final full resurfacing at the end of the scheme. 

During the closure, a signed diversion route will be in place and advanced warning notices will be displayed. Emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “The businesses around Estate Road 2 have been extremely supportive and before introducing these changes, we have engaged with as many businesses as possible to ensure any operational impacts can be taken into account with these traffic management changes.

“The revised programme does provide a benefit to businesses with maintaining two-way traffic flow and this demonstrates our commitment to carrying out these vital improvements with minimal disruption to businesses in the area.”

ENGIE are managing and overseeing the scheme with contractor, EC Surfacing Ltd, carrying out the improvements.

To keep up to date with roadworks across North East Lincolnshire, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/roadworks.

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